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  • lwknight's Avatar
    09-20-2017, 02:37 PM
    All you have to do is clean up the top, dip the lead out into ingots, pour off the last bit and clean the junk out of the pot. Start with a clean pot and clean ingots and the inclusions will go away. That skim on top does not hurt a...
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    09-20-2017, 02:27 PM
    Why are you melting these bricks down? They are already perfect for storage till needed. I make 25 pound bricks out of my smeltings. Then make smaller ingots when I alloy for casting material.
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    09-17-2017, 04:58 PM
    Since it came from source unknown, it might have zinc in the nozzle. It has a higher melting point so you might be able to help the heat a bit with a plumbers torch on the spout. I did not have a zinc problem but pure lead plugged my spout and would...
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    09-17-2017, 04:47 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread How heavy ? in Cast Boolits
    I would stay mid range for ordinary non dangerous game. I know from experience that light bullets lose too much velocity to perform well at long ranges and heavy bullets don't have as good of a trajectory as well as that they kick more. I loved...
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    09-15-2017, 09:06 PM
    You can cast perfect bullets with pure lead if everything else is right. I only cast pure lead for sluggers but they come out near perfect without doing anything special.
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    09-14-2017, 10:53 PM
    It will do that if you have a high antimony content and not enough tin. You can cast bullets just fine without tin so if the alloy is pretty hard, it just might be antimony. Add 1% tin to the mix and watch it clear up like magic if it is in fact...
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  • lwknight's Avatar
    09-06-2017, 10:55 PM
    All the lead pipes I get have brass sleeves and drain rings. I seldom ever find iron. Sometimes I find copper but never sort it out from the brass even though I might get a little more for it.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check